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George Catlin

The artist knew that the Native Americans could not maintain their culture in the face of the white man's expansion across the continent.

“Oh! how I love a people who don’t live for the love of money,” George Catlin once exclaimed. Read more >>

In words and pictures, George Catlin recorded the secret ceremony, a blend of mysticism and horrific cruelty, by which the Mandans initiated their braves and conjured the life-sustaining buffalo.

Death came early and violently to Joe Chadwick. He was barely twenty-four when he died at Goliad, Texas, in 1836. Read more >>